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Recreational Waters

Swimming Pools | Natural Swimming Areas | Beach Monitoring

Swimming Pools

The Recreational Waters program performs routine inspections and provides technical assistance to public swimming facilities located throughout the state. 

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Law and Regulation

State Recreational Waters Act, Public Swimming Pools  
(See section 44-55-2310 through 44-55 Regulations
Regulation 61-51, Public Swimming Pools 
Regulation 61-30, Environmental Protection Fees

Permitting and Compliance

Forms (permitting, change orders, final inspection checklist, incident reports, bacteriological monitoring)
Change Order Questions
Permitting Guidance Document (PDF-228KB)
Fee Questions
Common Pool Questions
SC Pool Operator of Record (POR)
Fecal Accident Response (PDF-283KB)
Blood and Vomit Contamination of Pool Water (PDF-57KB)
Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces (PDF-51KB)

Enforcement - Swimming Pool/Spa

Newsplash Newsletter

Newsplash Spring 2012


Centers for Disease Control - Healthy Swimming   
Labor, Licensing and Regulation
National Spa & Pool Institute
Pool and Spa World    
NSF International  
Service Industry News   
Pool Spa  
The Professional Pool Operators of America  
Pool & Spa News   
US Access Board   
Swimming Pool Accessibility Project


Jim Ridge - (803) 898-4015 

Bureau of Water . Phone: (803) 898-4300 . Fax: (803) 898-3795 . Contact Us